Psychology

Relationships and Men With Daddy Issues

Martyn Stewart | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Maybe your dad was just cr*p. Did he leave your mum for another woman? Damage her so badly with the open nature of his extenuating sexual exploits or controlling dominance that neither you nor her ever recovered? Most Dads just don't know how to be a Dad.

Three Simple Rules for Easy Parenting

Karen Pine | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Research shows that adults who can delay gratification and regulate their behaviour are more likely to be high achievers. They're also the savers with long-term plans, quietly gloating over the live-it-up splurgers.

10 Things Only Psychology Students Will Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Albertine Brandon | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As university subjects go, psychology is assumed to be one of the easiest. Psychology students are used to being asked a whole host of ridiculous ques...

The Need for Attention

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Humans crave attention, whether we care to admit it or not. For some people, this manifests as the desire for fame and fortune, while for others it can be as simple as feeling as though someone is proud of you. But it's there in all of us, that little selfish streak that wants people to notice you.

The Real Challenge of Juggling Work and Motherhood? Divvying up Your Brain Space

Naomi Greenaway | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Greenaway

Creating the ideal work-life balance is usually discussed in terms of juggling time. But slicing and dicing our hours between work and motherhood is only half the challenge. Equally important is how we juggle our headspace and how skillful we are at separating the two worlds.

Does the Disappearance of Ameila Earhart's Aeroplane, and Similar Enigmas, Reveal Your Psychology?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

When puzzling things happen which cannot be readily explained by official accounts - how does the public decide what to believe? What you end up accepting as true, about what really happened when a plane goes missing, for example, might reveal more about your personality, than you realise.

The Great Red Sauce/ Brown Sauce Debate

Matt D Ryan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

I'm just drawing your attention to the human disease of judging other people based on your own opinions. And I'm talking at a very base every day level here. The way when someone tells us they are going to Greece for a holiday and we pour scorn on that idea - basically because we don't like Greece for whatever reason.

Why I Read My Horoscope

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

My name is Rhiannon and I read my horoscope. Unlike an AA meeting, I'm not here to stop; I'm here to tell you why you should too. Before you roll your eyes and condemn me a time-wasting day-dreamer, allow me to present three facts about myself...

Are You a Bulimic Spender?

Mike Shaw | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Mike Shaw

'Bulimic' spenders -purchase only to rush back to the shops, guilt-stricken to return what they've bought, once they realise they can't afford it or that it's not actually going to give them the lifestyle they want. Although their 'reverse shopping' habit keeps their finances under control they expose themselves to high stress levels and feelings of self-loathing.

When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do ... or Not?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Sonja Lewis

On a smaller scale in day-to-day living, such confusion dictates what happens in classrooms, the workplace, on social media, in life. Psychologists call this 'pluralistic ignorance'.

Body Talkin'

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

The other huge problem about body dysmorphia is the normalisation and misuse of the term. You only have to look at gossip magazines covers to see celebrities mouthing about their muffin tops, slamming their cellulite and loathing their legs; thats human nature, its natural. Its not necessarily right, and we all do it far too often, but it's something innate in all of us.

How to Overcome a 'Simple' Phobia Like Fear of Heights, Dogs or Enclosed Spaces

Dan Roberts | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Are you scared of spiders? Dogs? Heights? If so, you are certainly not alone. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to suffer from a 'simple' phobia (also known as a 'specific' phobia, because you are scared of one, specific thing, rather than suffering from more generalised anxiety).

Scientists Are Now Able To Film The Brain As It Forms Memories

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the brain as it forms memories. Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the bra...

Psychologist Reveals 10 Simple Ways To Stop Overeating

The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although it's only been two weeks since you officially started that diet, chances are you've struggled more than expected. A recent American surve...

No Wonder We Love Genealogy: It Is Scientifically Proven to Be Good for Us

Scott Phillips | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

The more I read the more I see real connections between genealogy/working on our family history/ancestry and the psychological benefits of the nostalgia it might trigger!

'I Was Scared I Was a Paedophile': 17 Years Living With Intrusive Thoughts And Pure OCD

Planet Ivy | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

The single word 'kids' followed by accusations of 'You're a paedo' constantly ramming through my head, incessant thoughts and images tapping at the periphery of my mind. All I knew was that I was 14 years of age and I was petrified of being a paedophile.

Psychologists Find the Best Way to Achieve New Year's Resolutions - Is to Not Make Any

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

New Year's resolutions commonly involve resolving to end bad habits - for example giving up alcohol or smoking. However the latest psychological research suggests that, paradoxically, trying hard to not do something, might render it more likely you will perform negative habits.

Expand Your Mind in 2014 with the Salon Revival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

We've all got resolutions for 2014, some of them we might even keep beyond January. But if you are looking for something new this coming year, how about attending salons? Building on an illustrious heritage, the modern salons are cultural showcases that cover a range of subjects from the worlds of science, the arts and psychology.

Science Museum Takes on History of Mental Illness Treatment in Compelling New Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Mental illness, how it is caused and what we can do to treat it is a pressing issue in contemporary society. Psychology has not always been perceived as a science in the outside world but in this fascinating - and free! - exhibition, the Science Museum has brought the scientific assessment and treatment of mental illness centre stage.

Is Your Brain Trying to Make You Fat?

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

How do we navigate the sea of sugar laden beverages? The coffee shops with treats right under our noses, laid out like candy encrusted ornaments? There is no magic pill or diet book that is going to swoop in and save us all - we must devise a multi-pronged approach for long lasting success.

England Need to Find 'Team Resilience' for the Ashes

Paul Morgan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Morgan

I strongly believe England's cricket team must stick together and learn from their experiences before refocusing their efforts on the next Test following their crushing defeat in the First Test of The Ashes against Australia.

Drawings by Syrian Refugee Children Reveal What Is Going on Inside Their Heads

Tatiana Nasser | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Tatiana Nasser

Another Syrian refugee, nine year old Samar from Daraa, drew a woman who was smiling and crying at the same time, holding a flower in one hand while her other hand was missing. When Samar talked, she alternated between sharing the feelings of fear and hopelessness she experienced in Syria and the security and stability she is now feeling in Lebanon.

The Healing Foundation: 'Suffer the Little Children'

Pam Warren | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Pam Warren

According to statistics from The Children's Burns Research Centre, the UK sees up to 90,000 children a year suffer from burns, with 10 a day being taken to regional burns treatment centres... I was shocked to discover that despite these differences between the way adults and children's skin reacts to burns, little research is actually available on how to treat burns in children.

Exhausted? Talk Yourself Out of It

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Don't berate yourself during exercise. Instead tell yourself you're not as tired as your body says you are, and chances are, it will end-up becoming true.

Has the Two Minute Silence on Remembrance Day Lost Its Original Meaning?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The famous two minute silence of Remembrance Sunday is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives defending this country in military conflict... But is the distinctive psychological power of the two-minute silence now endangered in the modern era?